Luke Coe, Head of Technology at Mirus Australia likes to solve puzzles. His professional philosophy is underpinned by this, the drive for “finding elegant solutions to complex problems”.
“I feel that it’s also important for him to grow up in a world where he will have access to education and services that will provide him and others healthy ways to be able to deal with the challenges of living in his world.” – Luke Coe
“Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing a health crisis, yet it’s rarely talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent.” – Movember
Hey Luke why are you involved with this campaign and why is it important to talk about men’s physical or mental health?
Movember has always been an important initiative. While pledging money to the cause is of course a very important part, growing the mo’ is a far more visible sign of support. Hopefully it prompted people to think about the cause I support and, if not committing their own time or money, at least consider the purpose of it.
(Oh, and not hopefully not judge me on the quality of the mo’ itself! )
Men’s health issues have traditionally been a mute discussion, an attitude that in some ways still propagates today. The “Be a man” attitude of old promoted a “suck it up and deal with it” mentality, one that is just not a healthy way to make it in the modern world. There are so many pressures and competing priorities on the modern person and “sucking up” all of those fears, failures and insecurities and not dealing with them, will just lead to more. My partner and I have recently welcomed a son into our lives. While we as parents will do everything we can to give him the support he needs, I feel that it’s also important for him to grow up in a world where he will have access to education and services that will provide him and others healthy ways to be able to deal with the challenges of living in his world.
Have any cool tips for growing a mo?
Don’t shave. Honestly, nature will help you out in a big way!
Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention – Movember is taking them all on. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men. For more information about the important work, Movember is doing.